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From the blog of author Brock Clarke:

Two Things on Your Mind

posted on August 15th, 2007

I’ve heard from a number of you, and all of you, oddly enough, have the same two questions. First, you want to know what’s going on with my new book An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England. Thanks for wondering. The book is now available, and is either hurtling out of the warehouse and toward you courtesy of your favorite on line bookseller, or is hurtling toward your local bookstore, which is waiting for you to pick a copy. Please do. People have been saying good things so far: it’s received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly (who called the book a “bighearted and wily jolt to the American literary legacy”) and Kirkus (who said it’s a “page-turning pleasure for anyone who loves literature”); it’s been chosen as Book Sense’s #1 pick for September, as one of Borders’ Original Voices selections, as one of’s Significant 7 selection, and as one of Powell’s New Favorites. Plus, I’ll be starting my tour soon, and I hope to see you at any, or for those of you who have lots of free time, all of my readings.

So, that was the first question. The second question you’ve been asking me is, “Brock, is as hot there as it is here?” And my answer is: No, it’s hotter. Much, much hotter.

1 comment follows:

  1. At 7:25 am on November 12th, 2009, Mary Howarth commented:

    I realized last night, as I looked at the cover of your book on my nightstand, that you are THAT Brock – son of E.G. and Peter. Or Mom and Dad. Or Elaine and Peter. How small world is that? I lived across the street from your mother for 12 years – went to high school with both parents, and still exchange Christmas cards. I too am enjoying your descriptions of Western Mass. Great book – thanks for writing it.